Dr. Albert Capanna, MD

Dr. Albert Capanna, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
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Dr. Albert Capanna, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

716 S 6th St

Las Vegas, NV 89101

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Insurance Accepted

  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
more than 61% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
more than 42% of peers
more than 41% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 10/16/2015
    Amount or Range: $836,349.00
    Nature of Complaint: Patient alleges wrong level lumbar surgery resulted in complications, additional surgery and continued pain.
    State: Nevada
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Nevada At Reno
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center-Detroit
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center-Detroit
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Paris
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Zurich
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Capanna has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Capanna has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Capanna's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Capanna to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Capanna's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Henderson, NV |
Dr. Capanna made me able to play football again. He is knowledgeable, kind, patient, and puts the patients' concern first. Not only is he a great doctor, but his office is the most efficient building I have ever seen. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes to talk to him. I would recommend anybody to Dr. Capanna.
in Las Vegas, NV |
My son severed his spine at the L1 in a dirt bike accident in Jan. 2015 Dr. Capanna performed emergency back surgery put a cage in his back. Immediately after my son was deemed a complete paraplegic. After months of rehab my son is now walking unassisted. I feel my son is literally a Walking Miracle thanks to Dr. Capanna and his staff for their quick response to my son's needs. He is so personalable, treated my child as his own and made me feel so at ease during the whole ordeal. Thank you!!!!
Las Vegas, NV |
My son would not be with us today if it was not for Dr. Capanna. He is so compassionate and has an incredible bedside manner. He explained everything to us and treated my son like his own. You can tell he really loves what he does and loves helping people. If you want a top quality doctor with tons of experience then Dr. Capanna is it!
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Capanna did my lower back surgery a few years ago. The only time I saw him was my initial appointment in his office. Barely examined me before he told me he would fix my back for me with a laser surgery. After the surgery was over he discharged me less than 12 hours later without seeing me. I had not been out of bed yet. I was pain free for only two days until I felt something snap. I called his office but they would not help. Just denied anything could be wrong. Saw family doc after that.
in Apopka, FL |
Dr. Capanna did my back surgery back in 1992. What a wonderful doctor. Had me up and walking the night of my surgery.
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Dr. Capanna accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Capanna has admitting privileges

MountainView Hospital
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Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center
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Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
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Las Vegas, NV 89109
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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
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